New West End Shows You Need to See Right Now

At Theatre Bookings we are here to make choosing the right theatre show for you much easier. On our website you can find London theatre tickets to all of your favourite West End shows and stay up to date with all things London theatre. Here’s a selection of our favourite new shows that you need to see!

The Time Travellers Wife The Musical (Apollo Theatre)

The Time Traveller's wife

Based on the internationally best-selling novel by Audrey Niffenegger published in 2003 that was later adapted into a film in 2009 here comes The Time Traveller’s Wife Musical!

This new British musical is brought to life on stage with original songs from Grammy Award winners Joss Stone and Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics. The story has been adapted for the stage by multi-award-winning playwright Lauren Gunderson and the production is directed by Bill Buckhurst.

This highly anticipated production stars David Hunter and Joanna Woodward as the romantic leads Henry and Clare who are flung apart by time but united by love.

Don’t miss your chance to secure your Time Traveller’s Wife tickets and book now to see that love wins the day.

Sunset Boulevard (Savoy Theatre)

Sunset Boulevard

The classic musical Sunset Boulevard by Andrew Lloyd Webber has been reimagined for London audiences in this new interpretation directed by Jamie Lloyd. Starring worldwide superstar and pop sensation Nicole Scherzinger in the iconic role as Norma Desmond this production is dazzling audiences’ night after night with its Hollywood glitz and glamour.

Based on the film by Billy Wilder with music and book by Don Black and Christopher Hampton, Sunset Boulevard features all of the classic songs from the original score. Songs such as ‘With One Look’, ‘As If We Never Said Goodbye’, ‘The Perfect Year’ and of course the title song.

The musical is playing at the Savoy Theatre for a limited run and closes on the 6th of January next year. Book Sunset Boulevard tickets now to see this spectacular new production.

Backstairs Billy (Duke of York’s Theatre)

Backstairs Billy

The hilarious new comedy Backstairs Billy is a royal affair like no other. The play follows the story of the 50-year friendship between the Queen Mother and her devoted butler William ‘Billy’ Tallon during a time of political and social chaos. Backstairs Billy theatre tickets are available now on our website.

Set in 1979 when the Queen Mother’s receptions at her home of Clarence House are in full swing. The champagne is flowing and Billy, her devoted assistant is in charge of the proceedings. This witty and heartwarming comedy play has everything you need for a royal night out… you may even spot a corgi or two!

Written by Marcelo Santos and presented by the Michael Grandage company Backstairs Billy tickets are on sale now. Starring Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey/ Doctor Who) as the Queen Mother herself and Luke Evans (Immortals/ Beauty and the Beast) as Billy this new play is sure to be one for the history book!

Book Backstairs Billy theatre tickets now!

Dear England (Prince Edward Theatre)

Dear England

The smash-hit production of Dear England has recently transferred to the West End following a very successful sold-out run at the National Theatre. Dear England theatre tickets are available to book now.

Dear England tells the true story of the England men’s football team under the management of Gareth Southgate. It follows their journey through three significant tournaments, the 2018 World Cup, the 2020 European Championship and the 2022 World Cup. Tackling the question… why can’t England’s men’s football team win at their own game? Gareth Southgate knows he needs to open his mind and face up to the years of hurt to take the team and country back to the promised land.

Starring Joseph Fiennes as Gareth Southgate himself, written by James Graham and directed by Rupert Goold. Graham and Goold reunite with this new play following their acclaimed productions of Tammy Faye and Ink.

Dear England is a gripping new stage epic that tells a story about both nation and game. Now playing at the Prince Edward Theatre, book your Dear England tickets now!

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We’re saying ‘Romeo Who?’
The remixed version of the greatest love story of all time is coming to a close in London’s West End on 25th March 2023.
From the writers of Schitt’s Creek, &Juliet is a pop musical celebrating the music of the legendary songwriter Max Martin. Bursting with classic hits such as Britney’s ‘Baby One More’, Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’, The Backstreet Boys ‘I Want It That Way’.
The show is an extremely witty and clever retelling of Shakespeare’s most well-known tale and we find out what would have happened if Juliet didn’t kill herself after Romeo dies. She instead travels to Verona and decides to ’live her best life’. Book now to join in with the celebration!


Winner of every major UK award for new musical and having just celebrated 3 years in the West End COME FROM AWAY is closing on the 7th January 2023.
The musical shares the incredible real-life story of the 7000 air passengers from all over the world who were grounded in Canada during the wake of 9/11 and the small Newfoundland community that invited these ‘come from aways’ into their lives. COME FROM AWAY is sure to make you laugh and cry in equal measures so don’t miss your chance to see it!


Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s multi-award-winning musical MARY POPPINS will be flying high until 9th January 2023 at The Prince Edward Theatre.
The classic story follows the world’s favourite Nanny with an iconic score including all the memorable songs we know and love. You could say it’s practically perfect in every way!


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Winner of 5 Olivier Awards, including ‘Best New Play’, Life of Pi is based on one of the most extraordinary and best-loved works of fiction – the smash hit adaptation of an epic journey of endurance and hope.
After a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, a 16-year-old boy named Pi is stranded on a lifeboat with four other survivors… a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan and a Royal Bengal tiger.
With outstanding puppetry and stunning special effects, you don’t want to miss out on a chance to see this incredible production!

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Agatha Christie’s THE MOUSETRAP is the world’s longest running play. For almost 70 years it has kept millions of people from every corner of the globe on the edge of their seats. This classic murder mystery thriller is based on the book by one of the best-selling novelists of all time.

The story follows a group of 7 strangers as they find themselves snowed in a country house in the middle of nowhere as news spreads of a suspicious murder in London. When a police sergeant turns up out of the blue, they realise that the killer is in their midst. One by one each of them reveals their sordid pasts but the question is… which one is the murderer?

A thrilling tale of mystery and intrigue, THE MOUSETRAP is sure to keep you in suspense from start to finish.

Book tickets now to see London’s greatest ‘Who Dunnit’!



Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed fully-staged new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s LES MISERABLES is now playing at London’s Sondheim Theatre and is the longest running musical in the world.

With an incredible ensemble cast, the show tells the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his desire for redemption, released in 1815 after serving nineteen years in jail for stealing a loaf of bread. Valjean decides to start a new life but a police inspector named Javert refuses to let him escape justice. Alongside this a group of young idealists attempt to overthrow the government at a street barricade in Paris.

Seen by over 130 million people worldwide in 53 countries and in 22 languages. The unbelievable score includes songs such as ‘I Dreamed A Dream’, ‘On My Own’, ‘Bring Him Home’ and ‘One Day More’.

Book tickets now to see one of the world’s most popular musicals!



MAMMA MIA has recently celebrated its 23rd anniversary in London’s West End and is the ultimate feel-good musical. With music and lyrics by Abba’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, featuring all the magic of ABBAs timeless hits including ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Honey Honey’ and ‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!’. Combined with a contemporary love story from British playwright Catherine Johnson, MAMMA MIA is all you need for a fun night out!

The show follows the story of the young Sophie Sheridan as she prepares for her upcoming wedding on a sunny Greek Island. Things become a lot more complicated when she finds an old diary that her mother kept in her youth and she discovers that she may have 3 possible fathers, she then invites all 3 to her wedding!

MAMMA MIA continues to delight sold out audiences’ night after night and is one of the West Ends most popular shows.

Book tickets now for a musical that will leave you singing and dancing the whole way home!



Having recently celebrating its 35th Anniversary in London’s West End, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s timeless musical THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has returned home to Her Majesty’s Theatre.
The show has played to over 145 million people in 41 countries and 183 cities in 17 languages.

The musical score includes Music of the Night, All I Ask of You, Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again, Masquerade and of course the iconic title song.

Book now to see the West End’s most haunting love story!



Susan Hill’s chilling ghost story comes to life on stage in Stephan Mallatratt’s brilliant adaptation. Now celebrating over 30 years in London’s West End, this controlled horror story continues to send shivers down the spine of its audience night after night.

THE WOMAN IN BLACK tells the story of Arthur Kipps who believes he is being haunted by some kind of curse. He enlists the help of a young actor to help retell his story. He recounts the horrors of his ghostly visit to the remote Eel Marsh House when he visited to deal with the affairs of the recently deceased owner and as the story unfolds things start to get creepier and creepier.

Filled with strange happenings, jump scares and brilliant special effects this classic horror is extremely effective and is sure to scare the living daylights out of you.


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Top 5 Theatre Shows Opening soon

As August draws to a close that only tells us one thing…summer is over! That means it’s time to go back to school, go back to work – and wave goodbye to the tiny bit of sun we had here in London. But fear not, as things get colder and the days get darker, there is even more reason to head inside and see some fantastic brand new theatre opening here in the West End! Autumn and winter sees some fantastic new productions opening, and we’ve got the details on all of them! These are our Top 5 shows coming opening soon.

Big – The Musical
Dominion Theatre

Based on the smash hit film starring Tom Hanks – this brand new musical is set to be… BIG! Starring Jay McGuinness (Strictly/Rip it Up) as Josh Baskin – a twelve year old boy who wishes more than anything else in the world that he could grow up – but when just that happens, he realises that adult life isn’t all it’s he hoped and wished it would be! Running for 9 weeks only – this huge hearted production is not to be missed. Opening 6th September 2019.

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The Man in the White Suit
Wyndhams Theatre’s

Adapted & directed by two time Olivier award winner Sean Foley – we are taken on a fast paced comedy adventure with Sidney Stratton played by Stephen Mangham (Episodes) – a man who has invented a fabric that neither stains nor wears! Based on the hit classic starring Alec Guinness – this show has it all! Featuring fourteen original songs to flying effects, and even clog dancing! This hilarious production is opening 27th September.

Man White Suit

Noises Off
Garrick Theatre

After a five star run at the Lyric Hammersmith – Michael Frayn’s classic show comes to the West End. Noises Off takes us behind the scenes of a company of actors, hilariously portraying the bonkers world that is theatre. Considered one the funniest plays of all time, this is another comedy not to be missed. Opening September 27th.

Noises Off

Mary Poppins
Prince Edward Theatre

As Aladdin leaves the Prince Edward after a fantastic run – we welcome another world famous favourite back to London! With this classic musical returning to its original home – this stage adaptation is produced by Cameron Mackintosh, and brings together to fantastic Zizi Strallen (Strictly Ballroom) & Charlie Stemp (Half a Sixpence). This beloved musical is sure to be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Opening 23rd October.

Mary Poppins

Death of a Salesman
Piccadilly Theatre

Another world famous production coming to our stages, this time in the form of Arthur Miller’s timeless classic. This production took the critics by storm at the Young Vic this year, and it comes to London starring Wendell Pierce as the iconic leading role of Willy Loman. This heartbreaking tale of the truth behind the American dream – boasts a stellar cast and creative team, and is opening 24th October.

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Time for Change

There is movement in the West End. No other year has been this exciting nor has there been such a turnover of shows. The West End is changing and this is a good thing.

Currently all theatre play lovers are flocking to the West End, the rate of new high calibre actors and plays has been shooting through the roof. There is something for everyone and with theatres like The Trafalgar Studios who’s playbill changes every four to six weeks, you can see something new and amazing every month.AladdinBig time shows also close, making space for new ones. Biggest of them all; ALADDIN. The closing date is August 31st 2019, still some time but we all know that as soon as school holidays hit, this will be a hunt for tickets. Our top tip, see it now because for the month of May from Monday to Thursday afternoon, there is no booking fee. Great seats for an even greater price, well there’s a bargain right

WaitressFor friends of the musical WAITRESS; Katherine McPhee will leave the show after her final performance early June. If London’s West End darlings Marisha Wallace and Laura Baldwin will stay on, is yet unclear. So for now you can still have your pie and eat it too.

JamieAs well as everybody’s talking about Jamie. Both Shane Richie and Hayley Tamaddon will be with the cast until 4 May 2019. Faye Tozer will play the role of Miss Hedge from 6 May to 3 August 2019. CuriousThe deja-vu is real. We said goodbye before and we do it again. The Curious incident of the Dog in the night-Time is leaving the West End again. We enjoyed it as much as we did two years ago


PriceArthur Miller’s The Price will also close next week giving way to another star struck play. You can still catch it before it’s too late.   The constant changes make this season one of the most versatile and celebrated ones so far. Stay tuned to see what’s more to come.


Happy watching.

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Find Beauty in the Small Things

Let us get you into the mood for something great.

Celebrate with us this month.

We want to bring you some warmth in this cold time of the year. A heart-warming story that had enamoured the US by storm. Come from Away is the brilliant new underdog musical that will melt your heart and gives you back the hope that the world is still a good place. We all remember 9/11. The news, the tragedies and the loss. Come From Away looks to those who survived, because their planes got redirected. To a small community in Newfoundland. A total of 38 planes, carrying 6579 passengers and crew landed within a span of mere hours in Gander Airport. To see this show will change your life for the better.

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Why not stay across the pond and have a cup of coffee and a slice of pie while you’re there? Waitress the Musical is now open and we’re living for it. Nothing can sugar-coat the live Jenna lives, nor should it. Watch this magnificent story unfold and cheer with Jenna and her girls while they carve out their own way and make a place for themselves in a world that’s sometimes dark, sleazy and full of disappointments, but always sweet enough to see the light at the end of the tunnel, at that light is golden brown with a flaky crust and brimming with your filling of choice. Cherry. We chose cherry. No doubt about that.

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If you want to celebrate in style this march, Emil!a is your first choice. After a sold out run at the Globe, this thrilling new play is making it’s West End debut March 8. The prefcet choice. Celebrate International Women’s Day all day, every day. Written by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm at a time when #MeToo dominated headlines, Emilia is the never-before-told story of Emilia Bassano, a published poet long rumoured to have been Shakespeare’s muse – the Dark Lady. The moniker for this mystery woman comes from Shakespeare’s sonnets 127–154 in which she is described as having black hair and greyish skin. Featuring an all-female company playing both male and female roles, Shakespeare Globe’s Emilia is an absolute must-see! What began as eleven performances at the Shakespeare’s Globe is now a West End sensation! You don’t want to miss this knockout play of female empowerment inspired by the #MeToo movement!


Sing, dance, laugh and cry until early April with one of the greatest. Black is the Color of My Voice is on at The Trafalgar Studios. Inspired by the incredible life of Nina Simone, Black Is the Color of My Voice follows the life of a young piano prodigy with strong ties to the church on her journey to become a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist. Watch as this incredible singer and figure at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement looks for peace after the unexpected death of her father. Do not miss this incredible opportunity.

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We hope you feel inspired to celebrate the women in your life, now and forever.

Happy Viewing.

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The holidays are over and there’s a new wind sweeping through the West End.

January and February are the time of change. We’re saying goodbye to some fantastic shows and welcoming new friends in our midst.

Let us introduce the new kids on the block;

Dolly Parton presents: 9 To 5 (28.01.19)
Based on the 1980 hit movie. Consolidated Industries is managed by the extremely sexist and self-important Franklin Hart Jr. Violet, a long-time employee, she’s always on top of things, Doralee is Mr Hart’s secretary, he makes advances to her which she constantly rebuffs. Judy has just started working at Consolidated but is struggling as she has no work experience. The women come together to teach Mr Hart a lesson and improve the company for everyone. They leave him hanging at home and decide to run the office their way!

Come from Away (from 31.01.19)

tells this magic tale of friendship, humanity, laughter and hope.

On September 11, 2001, 38 planes had to make unexpected landings in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador. Come from Away tells the story of what happened when the residents of this small community struggle to accommodate nearly 7,000 ‘plane-people’ as they and the world are reeling in the days following the attacks.

Only Fools and Horses (from 11.02.19)

From Peckham to the West End! Only Fools and Horses centred around Del Boy Trotter, an ambitious market trader from Peckham who was constantly cooking up schemes to make it rich. Jim Sullivan created this musical to honour the brainchild of his late father John Sullivan, starring comedian Paul Whitehouse as Granddad. He is joined by Tom Bennett as Del Boy and Ryan Hutton as Rodney. The show is to be directed by Caroline Jay Ranger.

SIX ( from 16.01.19)

The Queens are back in town. Divorced, Beheaded, Live in Concert

Welcome to the show, to the histo-remix… from Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry Vlll finally take the mic to tell their tale, remixing five hundred years of her-storical heartbreak into a celebration of sisterly sass-itude.

Following last year’s sell out pop-concert musical, SIX returns triumphantly again to the Arts Theatre powered by an all-female band. Strictly limited run.

Violet (14.01.19)

Violet’s face is disfigured since childhood and it has shaped her and her day to day life in more than one way. So she decides to take matters into her own hands. She takes all her savings and sets out to a cross country journey from North Carolina to Oklahoma where she hopes to find a cure. The people she meets on her trip are moulding her in ways she’d never expected. What will she find at the end of her road? Based on Doris Betts’ short story ‘The Ugliest Pilgrim’. Strictly Limited season.

Waitress (from 11.02.19)

London’s been waiting for their slice of heaven and here it is Waitress the Musical has arrived in the West End. Jenna doesn’t have much. She doesn’t mind her job as a waitress at the local diner but it isn’t going anywhere. Her husband Earl is abusive, their marriage at the end. To escape it all, she bakes but soon her pies aren’t the only thing the town’s talking about. Jenna needs a way out and a pie baking contest might be exactly that but things don’t go exactly as planned.

Music and lyrics by the fabulous Sara Bareilles and a book by Jessie Nelson based on the film of the same name by Adrienne Shelly. The musical made history as the first show with an all-female creative team.

All about Eve (from 02.02.19)

This is a chance of a life time to see Gillian Anderson perform in the West End. Based on the short story ‘The Wisdom of Eve’ by Mary Orr. Anne Baxter a willing, helpful young fan insinuates herself into the life of Margo Channing. Channing, a prominent yet ageing Broadway star, gets her life and career threatened by Baxter as well as all her personal relationships. Starring Gillian Anderson, Sheila Reid, Lily James and Monica Dolan. Strictly limited run.

Home, I’m Darling (from 26.01.19)

Katherine Parkinson proves again that she has a hand for picking the right parts. Don’t miss her in this fantastic new play.

Everything looks perfect; the dress, the appliances, the décor, the apron, the wife. And the husband. But how far do appearances go? While a bit of fantasy does keep your marriage alive it will only last so long when things start to get real. Starring Katherine Parkinson and Richard Harrington. Strictly limited run.

Songs for Nobodies (from 09.01.19)

This one woman show is unlike anything you’ve seen before.

For 90 minutes, accompanied only by live musicians, Bernadette Robinson single-handedly tells the tales of five everyday women whose lives are changed when they briefly encounter fame and the legendary singers who had such an impact on them. Bringing to life powerhouse voices across vastly different genres of music, Bernadette Robinson has a versatility that is truly astonishing. Watch as she brings Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday and Maria Callas to life as you listen.

Bernadette Robinson’s talent is nearly unbelievable so don’t miss your chance to see it for yourself.

Pinter at the Pinter: Seven (31.01.19)

The Pinter at The Pinter season finishes with a bang. Two unmissable comedies that explore the political machinations of the powerful and the powerless.
When a mysterious figure enters their elegant country home, the lives of Flora and Edward are changed forever.
Gus and Ben, two hit-men, await their next job in a derelict building – but what is the cost of their quest for meaning?
A Slight Ache and The Dumb Waiter, both written in the late 1950s. Book now to see Martin Freeman and Danny Dyer at this fantastic finale of The Pinter at the Pinter season.

We hope your curiosity has been tickled and that you’ll check out our offers and options for tickets as soon as you finished reading. Go on, we wait while you have to decide now which one to see.

Happy January.

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New Shows in the West End

November is busy this year. The list of shows opening are quite a sight over the next two months. So buckle up, sit back and let us show you what’s in store for the last two months of 2018.

November is being ruled by plays. The good stagy kind. We all dreamt of saving the world some day, or at least that piece of greenery around the trees next to the tube. So we’re calling all of you proud eccentric life lovers out there; come and check out how it’s done with the RSC’s new production of Don Quixote. Let us all head off on a rumbustious quest, on a hilarious journey across medieval Spain, defending the helpless and vanquishing the wicked. Chivalry has never been funnier. Join our two heroes on their quest while hopelessly unprepared and increasingly losing their grip on reality, with each calamitous adventure the two hapless heroes experience, the romantic ideal of QuixoteÍ›s books seems further away than ever. Based on the book by Miguel Servantes, this brilliant stage adaptation will tickle your peach and have you see windmills in a completely different light. Prices start from as little as £12.50. So grab your lance and sword, we’ll see you there.

The Pinter season keeps going and with it’s third and fourth part is introducing great names to the stage. Penelope Wilson will you the cast of THREE for a limited time of performances and she is joined by tour de force ladies Temsin Greig and Meera Syal while Lee Evans is coming out of retirement specifically to play some of his favourite monologues by Harold Pinter.

Phyllis Logan (Downton Abby) is coming back to the West End in a spellbinding thriller. Switzerland is all what you need for a chilling night out this autumn and winter. 1995, the Swiss Alps. Patricia Highsmith, the queen of the thriller, now ageing and ailing, hides away in her study, surrounded by her collection of books and antique weaponry. She’s finding solace in her seclusion, her cats and cigarettes. Vitriolic, bigoted and alcoholic, her eccentricities are the stuff of legend. A polished young man turns up, sent by her New York publisher to persuade the great writer to pen one final instalment of her best-selling series featuring the master manipulator, Tom Ripley. But as day breaks over the mountains, it becomes clear that the charming stranger is set on a far more sinister mission. Filled with razor-sharp dialogue, this chilling and sometimes hilarious two-hander unfolds into a gripping psychological thriller.

Caroline, or Change is the long anticipated musical the West End has been waiting for. Written by Tony Kushner, author of legendary play Angels in America, and with an exceptional, soaring score from Tony Award-winning Jeanine Tesori, Caroline, Or Change stars Sharon D. Clarke in an astonishing ‘virtuoso performance. To watch her seems a privilege’ (The Times).

Louisiana, 1963. Revolution is in the air, though not so much for Caroline, the poorly paid maid toiling endlessly in the sweltering basement of the Gellman household. It’s a fantastical, magical place amidst the piles of laundry and singing washing machines, especially for eight-year-old Noah Gellman who sneaks downstairs to see her whenever he can. Yet a simple gesture to leave more money in Caroline’s pocket is about to test who and how far the winds of change can ever really reach… opening for a strictly limited season at the Playhouse Theatre late November 2018.

Tennessee Williams’ rarely staged classic Summer And Smoke transfers to the West End due to popular demand. The production played a widely lauded run at the Almeida Theatre earlier in 2018, and now makes the move to the West End’s Duke of York’s Theatre. The full original cast reprise their roles. Set in small-town Mississippi, Summer And Smoke is an absorbing classic about love, loneliness and self-destruction, in which Alma, seemingly under the wings of an angel, meets John – and their worlds are turned upside down. Evoking the simmering passions of a sweltering summer, the duo soon find themselves trapped between fear, obligation – and their own sheer desire.

Guess who’s back in the West End? Kit Harington is back this winter, playing at the Vaudeville Theatre. He and Johnny Flynn star as warring brothers Austin and Lee in the West End Premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winner Sam Shepard’s ferociously funny, modern classic, True West. Austin is working on a movie script that he has sold to producer Saul Kimmer when Lee stumbles back in to his life. Never content to watch from the sidelines he pitches his own idea to Kimmer, an action which has far reaching consequences… Set in the searing heat of the Californian desert this critically acclaimed drama pits brother against brother as a family tears itself apart, exposing the cracks in the American Dream.

A hearty ‘Welcome Home’ to The Curious incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The phenomenal play is back in the West End for a limited run at the Piccadilly Theatre, following an acclaimed UK and International tour. The play is based on Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel under the same title. Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.

We have an autumn/ winter full of plays and we couldn’t be happier.

This is only the beginning.

Happy November, see you next month.

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Sneaky Peaks and Teary Farewells – October 2018

There’s a fresh new wind blowing through the West End. Time to take a look into the future. 2019, what’s in store for the musical theatre lover? Let’s kick off 2019 with some new shows. Starting with Come From Away. In case you missed it, or have been living under a rock, Come From Away was the first to announce it’s opening in the west End late January next year and they will be kicking of a great season 2019/20. On September 11 2001, when 38 planes have to land, due to security reasons, in a remote community, the small town of Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, the residents suddenly find themselves in a mass of people and even bigger struggle to accommodate those nearly 7,000 ‘plane-people’ as they and the world are reeling in the days following the attacks.

October is the month. We have had the utmost luck at the end of September to witness the official launch of Waitress – The Musical in the West End. Heading into the velvety soft hues of sultry red at Ronnie Scott’s in Soho, we were swept away by a life performance of singer/ songwriter extraordinare Sara Bareilles.

Waitress is the highly anticipated and long awaited Broadway hit we have been waiting for.

Jenna doesn’t have much, she doesn’t mind her job as a waitress at the local diner but it isn’t going anywhere. Her husband Earl is abusive, their marriage at the end. To escape it all she bakes, but soon her pies aren’t the only thing the town’s talking about. Shortly after discovering she is pregnant, the very last thing she wants to be, Jenna begins an affair with her new OBGYN, Dr Pomatter, who is also married. Jenna needs a way out and a pie baking contest might be exactly that but things don’t go exactly as planned.The musical made history as the first show with an all-female creative team.

We simply cannot wait until it opens it’s door early February next year, still tickets are already on sale, so book them while they’re hot.

Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 musical is hitting London next year in late January. The girls around Doralee are moving into the Savoy Theatre. Consolidated Industries is managed by the sexist and self-important Franklin Hart Jr. Violet, a long time employee, she’s always on top of things, Doralee is Mr Hart’s secretary, he makes advances to her which she constantly rebuffs while Judy has just started working at Consolidated but is struggling as she has no work experience. The women come together to teach Mr Hart a lesson and improve the company all around, so naturally they leave him hanging at home and decide to run the office their way! We think a worthy follow up to it’s pre-successor smash hit for over two years; Dreamgirls.

And can we please talk about the reopening of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Mary Poppins? Ah, we’re already making notes in our diaries, old and new, so we won’t miss a thing.

The Curious Incident is back for a limited 12 week run at the Piccadilly Theatre in late November 2018 after coming abck from a fantastic World Tour.

Another lady’s coming home. Mary Poppins will be back in autumn 2019. After years of being away from the West End, the revival of the popular musical will hit town early October next year in perfect sync with the new movie coming out Mary Poppins 2. It will move back into it’s old home at the Prince Edward theatre.

Last week only it has been confirmed that Dear Evan Hansen will jump over the big pond and will land in the West End November 2019. Well, Waitress had us ecstatic, this one leaves us near catatonic. The season 2019/20 is waiting with many a gem for the theatregoer.

Still, with so many new shows opening it is also a time of heartfelt fare wells and teary goodbyes. The earliest one is strictly Ballroom which closes its doors at the end of this month as well as Eugenius. This gem of a show got sadly cancelled last minute for their West End run as an investor pulled out. Crowdfund or Kickstarter anyone? There is something we could do, is there not?

So hurry if you want to see them both.

Meanwhile the Royal Drury Lane theatre will close for a bit after 42nd Street ends early January 2019. They will undergo a beauty makeover, you can apply for their lottery to give one ore more of the old theatre seats a new home from late November onwards. Others will swap in and out in true West End fashion.

 Let us tell you a few shows you should catch  before it’s too late;


 Strictly Ballroom


 The Importance of Being Earnest

 Heathers The Musical

                                                   42nd Street



                                                   Kinky Boots


Just a hint for all play lovers; The Pinter at the Pinter season is progressing nicely. David Suchet and Russell Tovey are filling the house and we will expect nothing less of Tamsin Greig, Meera Syal and Penelope Wilson for the next instalment. A note to all Martin Freeman fans out there; hurry. His Pinter at the Pinter part sells fast, and there are only so many days in a month. Book now to see him in February 2019.

We’ll see you next month and then we will see what the new season 2019/20 has in store for us on the play side of the West End. Gillian Anderson anyone? Oh yes please.

Until then.

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Starting the New Season in the West End



Summer’s nearly over and we’re jumping right in into the new season.

We’re seeing shows go, casts changing and new exciting plays and musicals opening.


Eugenius for example is back at The Other Palace for its now second re-run. For us there is nothing better than fighting crime with your best friends and getting the girl at the end. This high energy, laughing-out-loud, feel-good musical should have been on your list ages ago. It’s the perfect first date show as well as a great night out with friends. This time you can watch it until 07/10/2018. Always Tuesdays-Sundays. Ages 12 and older.